Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Hybred front axel

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Corey 78K5, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    13,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Humboldt County, CA
    Just a thought here.
    I have seen front axels made from Ford 9 inchers and even the 10.5 14 bolt axel. So I was pondering My thoughts and wondering why the semi float 14 bolt axel would'nt make a good front axel. It has just about the same size ring and pinion as a Dana 60 and GM made a billon of them. I know it could be done and I also know that it would cost alot but lets face it how many Dana 60's are left. Just think of all those 8 lug semi-floaters out there that no one wants and are a dime a dozen.
     
  2. earl87gta

    earl87gta 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Posts:
    551
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chuckey TN
    didnt one of the top truck chalange trucks have a hybred 14 in it? I think it did.
     
  3. jac6695

    jac6695 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 2, 2002
    Posts:
    1,860
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Christiansburg, VA
    The new front axle made by AAM used in new Dodge trucks is based off the semi float 14 bolt. I think it would make a great front diff- EASY to set up gears and good clearance. Discussed awhile back.....
     
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Posts:
    6,737
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Banos, CA
    No reason that it wouldn't make a good front diff, other than the outrageous cost of putting it all together. For the price of putting it together you could just get a rear D60 and do the same to it, and have that much more choice in lockers, gears and aftermarket support. Plus if you did it with a D60 center you wouldn't have to have custom shafts made, you could probably make it work with standard off the shelf shafts.
     
  5. Rebel88

    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2000
    Posts:
    1,855
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    one of the wagoner machine shop guys runs a 14 bolt front axle in his jeep...its a pretty sweet conversation piece but dont know if its worth the price...

    Later
     

Share This Page